21 days in Bayeux, Rouen & Paris Itinerary

21 days in Bayeux, Rouen & Paris Itinerary

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21 days in Bayeux, Rouen & Paris Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly + Train:  15 h 15 min
1
Bayeux
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Rouen
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Paris
— 10 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ciderie Viard as well as D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mont Saint-Michel and Omaha Beach. Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Pointe du Grouin (in Cancale), Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise) and Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux driving holiday planner .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in March, expect Bayeux to be cooler, temps between 52°F and 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen, Airborne Museum
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

4
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Airshow, Fondation Claude Monet, Vieux Bassin, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. Get in touch with nature at Falaises d'Etretat and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from Rouen with a short trip to Spas in Honfleur, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, shop like a local with Rue du Gros-Horloge, pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, and see the interesting displays at Historial Jeanne d’Arc.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Honfleur, Giverny, Fishing Charters & Tours, Falaises d'Etretat, Palais Benedictine
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

10
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, Fondation Louis Vuitton, 1st Arrondissement, and other attractions you added. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Le Marais, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip website .

Traveling by bus from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de Chambord
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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